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ASSC Events: An Overview

ASSC Events

The ASSC is proud to offer our members a series of events to allow knowledge sharing, and facilitate networking within the self-catering community.

Our regional Get – Togethers allow short-term rental operators to discuss the issues facing the sector with their peers in their local region and to meet the staff and board members of the ASSC and other stakeholders, including local politicians and councillors.

The ASSC hosted its first post-Covid Regional Get-Together Events on Wednesday 8th June 2022 at Inveraray Castle, hosted by the Duke of Argyll. 

The regional event was a partnership project between the ASSC and Argyll & the Isles Tourism Co-operative.

ASSC Chief Executive, Fiona Campbell, said: “Following on from our excellent events in the South of Scotland and Moray Speyside in 2019, the ASSC is delighted to bring our latest regional event to Argyll.

“Self-catering in Scotland generates over £867million a year for our economy, a large part of which occurs in the Argyll and the Isles. 

“The discussions had at this event will shape the direction of our vital industry and will therefore have a significant impact on Scottish tourism as a whole as we recover from the pandemic.”

In conjunction with Gilson Gray LLP , the ASSC is conducting a series of in-person and virtual sessions aimed at short-term let business operators, stakeholders and industry professionals from April 2022 onwards to understand the next steps for short-term let licensing regulations in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has introduced a licensing regime for short-term lets in Scotland. Anyone looking to operate a short-term let for the first time from 1 October 2022 will need a licence before they do so. Those who are already operating short-term lets before 1 October 2022 must apply for a licence by 1 April 2023 if they wish to continue doing so. It will be an offence punishable by a fine of up to £5,000 for short-term lets granted without a licence. In addition, the planning laws on short-term letting introduce a new power for local authorities to designate the whole or any part of their area as a Planning Control Area.

Fiona Campbell, Chief Executive of Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers and Joanna Millar, Legal Director with Gilson Gray LLP will outline you what you need to know about the new regulations and give you an opportunity to ask any questions that people have.

For anyone that offers short-term letting, these events are ‘must attend’ events.

Since 1st September 2020 (due to Covid-19) the ASSC organised a series of topical and successful ASSC Talks, attended by thousands of ASSC members and non-members and which will continue on a regular basis as a lasting legacy from the pandemic.

Attendance at the ASSC Talks is free to ASSC members as a way of continuing to add value to the already cost-effective membership. Attendance for Non-ASSC members is £25 including VAT per Talk*.  All Talks are recorded and are available to all ASSC members on the Members’ Page (log in required).

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